Knowing nothing but my flight itinerary and the small group of friends involved in the trip. I had no expectations of what was in store for the next 13 days. So when I got the call from Seb about ending the 2022 year and starting 2023 at Le Bike Stop with a group of friends riding some Spanish mountains. I knew I had to go.
As an elementary school teacher, finding a break during the school year is always hard. And as the days get colder and darker, the urge to ride outdoors and explore new roads really kicks in while sitting in my basement on Zwift or riding out in the same cold, wet streets. Thankfully the school holiday break obliged and lined up ideally this year. Being able to spend Christmas with family & friends and catching a flight to Barcelona right after. The stars aligned.